Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19

Posted: March 9, 2021

Deadline: April 20, 2021

Grantor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Additional Information

This notice solicits applications for projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures (e.g., public health prevention practices and vaccination) in racial and ethnic minority populations and other socially vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minority rural communities. This initiative will align with, but not duplicate, existing federal efforts to disseminate resources for COVID-19 responses.

Applicant eligibility is limited to localities (e.g., cities, counties, parishes, or other similar subdivisions). OMH encourages applicants to partner with a Minority Serving Institution for quality improvement activities and program evaluation.

A technical assistance webinar for potential applicants will be held March 17, 2021 at 5:00pm EST. Registration details are posted here.

Program Contact

Administrative and budgetary requirements:
OASH, Office of Grants and Acquisitions Management
Roscoe Brunson, Jr.
Phone: (240) 453-8822

Program Requirements or Technical Assistance:
Office of Minority Health
Paul Rodriguez
Phone: (240) 453-8208

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